I agree, shall i just go ahead and do it? Name ??????
I reckon a secret one would be better as its just between our group and no one else? You can set it so only admin can invite people into the 'secret circle' lol! That way it stays a private page, what do you think? x
OK, so what shall we call it ?? I've just had a look and you can have a 'closed' group; which others can search it, see who is in it but cant see any posts, or a 'secret' one where no-one else can see anything - thoughts ladies??
I'm a bit of a 49 yr old computer numbskull but will get my daughter to help if i get stuck.x
Haha, my eyes are pretty useless this morning, driving back from the school run feeling all spaced out!
My T says 'CANCER, you picked the wrong **bleep**' I also have another one saying 'Im a cancer girl, just like any other girl but much cooler' x
A closed FB group would be fab idea 🐵
Great idea Lou and glad you had a good weeekend in Blackpool, I am only about 30 miles from there but don't visit often enough. Will have to look at getting a similat T shirt......I think it's fantastic! Sue xx
Ive felt really good! A bit ropey this morning but have been houseworking and visiting this evening, my friends wondering if ive actually had chemo or a placebo, lol! Ive got 3 kids, 3, 4 and 13 and they keep me active, dont know not being able to sit down is making me forget to feel the symptoms. Will probably catch up with me in the morning! Only symptom at the mo is constipation and blocked sinuses which I suffer with anyway, oh and this chemo brain where I keep muddling up my words, or that might just be tiredness! Oh I would go back to work if you feel like it, you can always go home if you start to feel like your struggling? x
Hiya Sheila, yep Im a 70,s chick, just turned 40 in October. My Mum is Sheila and my Mums Mum so was a bit of a family hand me down name, although I have never been known as Sheila. Will be going to Weston Park for my Radio after Ive finished my Chemo, hopefully around September time all being well. xx
Hi all, still ok today. Didn't sleep too well last night due to heartburn so have had a 4 hour nap today, yikes! I haven't lost my appetite at all, anyone else? Also wondered if anyone else gets red cheeks from the steroids? I'm so attractive haha! Shirley my baby boy will be a real fighter, he's my miracle baby 🙂 there are a few drugs I can't have due to being pregnant but I wouldn't swap him for the world. Louise your t-shirt is ace! I might look into getting a similar maternity one. My 3 year old daughter keeps asking if my hair will fall out today, I'm getting it shaved off on Thursday so we've been trying on headscarves. She says I look like a boy haha! Thank goodness for the bump so people know I'm a woman! Xx
Hi Sue, I had a girlie weekend in Blackpool last weekend (pre chemo blowout!) and my Mum in Law surprised me with it on the Sunday morning, with the rest of the girls wearing pink t's and BCC badges, I was gobsmacked to say the least! but wore it all around Blackpool for the day with so much amazing support from complete strangers. I think she got it printed at our local Asda t shirt printing shop, I loved it and will wear it for my last chemo session 🐵 x
Hi Louise I am from the November starters so all finished with chemo but was browsing....I just love that T shirt where did you find that ? Sue xx
Hi Sheila, im also from S yorks, Doncaster and started my chemo on 8th. Where bouts u having ur chemo as I remember a Sheila at DRI on friday. (My first name is Sheila but known as Louise) x
Hi all, im a newby to this forum. have been reading loads of your comments since my diagnosis and have just plucked up the courage to join in! I had my first FEC on Friday and so far so good! My 3 kids are keeping me going and my hubby has been amazing! Feeling a bit washed out this morning but keeping going (in my onesie) Just reading comments on Herceptin. I dont start mine til after my 6 cycles, not sure if this is because my lymphs were clear oand had a clean sweep lumpectomy or maybe has nothing to do with it? They said pre op that I would have both together then changed their minds post op. x Lou
Hi Lucy, welcome to May hmmm, what should we be, berries, flowers or something more befitting our amazing toughness?? Though I suppose flowers have it tough!!! I think we are given the drugs they reckon we need and if we need more, we call. That's just my take though.
Wow, Cass, you're going to be raising a real battler there! Somersaults to show you eh? That's definite fighting spirit - get's it from you, no doubt!
Day +3, only slight nausea sensation and hasn't (ALERT!!) produced since chemo night. Mind you, neither has the other end, so need to do something about that!
Jackie, Sheila, hope things are settling down for you too; I'm in the New Forest Sheila, but know Ponds Forge well!!
Have a lovely Sunday all.
Hi girls! Thanks for the well wishes. All was ok, I'm home now and have had an hour's sleep already! I feel tired and sort of dopey and in a fog. I had a few minutes of thinking I was going to be sick earlier but I wasn't and I'm ok. I can smell something odd though! Hope everyone else is doing ok? My baby is doing somersaults in my tummy so I know he's alright 🙂 xx
Can i join you - I'm starting chemo on 28th May, (FEC-T) delayed a bit as have wound infection, had axillary clearance after spread to sentinel node 3 weeks ago and hysterectomy 5 days later as some dodgy looking cysts which turned out to be ok. Had oncology appt thurs, all a bit scarey but now antibiotics kicking in I'm beginning to feel human again apart from the raging **bleep**s, all ready for whats next!
Well done Sheila and Kate - one down!!
I usually resist taking one paracetamol but I think I shall take all my anti-nausea drugs (some say "if necessary") to keep it away -clearly some common sense is kicking in!!
Day +2 dawns bright and sunny - have friends coming over which will hopefully stop me slobbing around in pjs and get out for a walk.
Good Luck for today Cass and Ruthie, and Daisy on Monday, the waiting is the worst part.
Good to hear that you are feling better today. There is hope for the rest of us who are anxiously waiting to start.
Hi guys, after 11hrs in day unit yesterday, today was shorter, but harder, mainly due to cold cap. Like previous, sleep was missing a bit, and cold sweats for a bit but I've not had nausea yet, started the pills yesterday, well before the chemo.
One thing happened today that upset me; hearing that the wait from diagnosis to treatment is usually 3 weeks....I had to wait 2 months. Nurse apologised, but could not provide reason. Always late to the party!!!
Hope we all get some sleep tonight, and have a decent weekend (raining cats and dogs here in south Yorkshire)
Hi I have also been recently diagnosed with BC and it has been a roller-coaster few weeks but started my first FEC-T treatment yesterday....5 to go! Felt quite nauseous yesterday but better today so hopefully the worst is over for this cycle. The antisickness tablets seem to have worked. Its good to know I am not alone with this new journey over the next few months.
well done Shirley.Hope you make quick recovery.xxx
Well, the hospital visit was fine, but a rubbish night and let's just say take the anti-nausea meds they give you! Have just managed a cuppa and marmalade on toast and hope to recover relative normality soon.
One down though!!!!!
My turn as well today. Glad to be getting started.
Friend and I are taking a picnic! Well, that's how I view it. Shame there's no sparkling wine!!
Will report later...
Well done for getting your first day over with Jackie. Good luck tomorrow Sheila.
Had my pre chemo appt today so just want to get on with it.I guess Monday will come soon enough.
I'm really nervous now, but glad it's finally starting. Catch you all at the other end tomorrow....
Glad you're ok Jackie, I hope you continue to be as ok as possible. Xx